N. Ireland News

Faster Probate Application Process Is Welcome

Financial Advice For Farmers

This September will see a significant change in the way applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration are made in the Courts Service Probate Office and the District Probate Registries.

This change will modernise… Continue reading

EFS Wider Level To Open On Monday, August 17th For Applications

Applications for tranche four of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Wider Level will open on Monday, August 17, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Minister Edwin Poots has announced.

EFS contains a range of measures that farmers… Continue reading

Farm Safety – Every Bull Is Only One False Move Away From Being A Killer Animal

Veterinary Advice: Paul Redmond on how to care for your animals.

Bulls have a size and power that we cannot compete with, if they take their temper out on us.

Many years ago, when I was a young boy in Mallow, we used to go down to the Blackwater river, to a spot that was favoured for swimming, called… Continue reading

Mask Up In Marts – That’s The Advice

Masks not compulsory in marts but ICOS and ALM issue statement.

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Customers attending marts are being asked where possible to wear face coverings on an ongoing basis.

While the wearing of face coverings in marts is not mandatory, and… Continue reading

Looks Like Working From Home Is Here To Stay – Here’s How To Do It Without Breaking Your Back

As we move out of lockdown, it appears that many workers will not be going back to the office. Physiotherapist Michelle Lacey has some tips to help minimise back pain

These unprecedented times have resulted in so many people adapting… Continue reading

Up To 42,000 Farmers Eligible For New €100/hd Beef Covid Payment

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The Key Details

Details of the Beef Finishers Payment (BFP), an Exchequer funded scheme of €50 million to provide income support for up to 42,000 farmers with beef finishing enterprises, who have been impacted by the economic effects of the Covid-19… Continue reading

Get Your Cattle Handling Facilities Fit For Purpose

Grants are available to get your facilities up to scratch – boosting labour efficiency and making your farm a safer place, write Tim Hyde and Tom Fallon

Good animal-handling facilities are not a ‘nice-to-have’ – they are crucial for efficiency… Continue reading

2020 Open Farm Weekend To Take Place Virtually

Organisers have announced plans to take this year’s Open Farm Weekend event online after the 2020 event was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The event was initially planned to take place on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. However, its… Continue reading

How To Alleviate Soil Compaction On Farm Land

Soil compaction has become a significant problem on many farms with the typically wet Northern Irish climate and further exacerbated by the trend towards heavier machinery and more intensive grazing systems. This combined with a lack of maintenance of drainage… Continue reading

Man Who Has Recovered From Lyme Disease Warns Of Potential Danger Of Tick Bites

‘Symptoms Included An Overwhelming Tiredness Which I Will Never Forget’

Lyme disease can have a devastating effect and Brian O’Briain counts himself lucky that he made a full recovery, writes Arlene Harris. Now he wants to warn others of the… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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